Letters to the Editor

It’s amazing how good the world can look

March 23, 2017 at 5:00 am

I recently attended a town hall meeting hosted by Rep. Sage Dixon. A prelude to the meeting was a young man beginning his political career, either as a politician or perhaps just as an involved citizen. His concept, while perhaps honorable...

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Annual fundraiser was a tremendous success

March 23, 2017 at 5:00 am

Mystic Farm Wildlife Rescue, Inc.’s annual “Grow More Spots” fundraiser at Laughing Dog Brewery was a great success. To all who attended, bid on items, volunteered time, and donated to the auction and raffle — thank you. We had great sponso...

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We need reminders of a ‘wild Idaho’

March 23, 2017 at 5:00 am

I am writing this letter in support of wilderness designation for the Scotchman Peaks area.I have enjoyed hiking and backpacking in the Scotchman Peaks area ever since I first moved here (30 years ago). There is nothing I love to do more th...

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Scotchman Peaks should be preserved for all

March 23, 2017 at 5:00 am

I am writing in support of the Scotchmen Peaks Wilderness Area designation. This area should be protected for the enjoyment of all persons and native animals. The beauty of this wonderful zone should be preserved for the future people that ...

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Scotchman discussed at many forest meetings

March 23, 2017 at 5:00 am

I wholeheartedly support designating Scotchman Peaks for wilderness because protecting the natural resources in this area for future generations is extremely important to me. We would be providing wilderness in North Idaho, where none exist...

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Freedom of religion on a sliding scale

March 23, 2017 at 5:00 am

Is it just me, or does “freedom of religion” in the U.S. seem to exist on a sliding scale or hierarchy with Christianity and Judaism first, all other religions in a middle gray area, and Islam on the bottom?Thanks to the Hobby Lobby ruling,...

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We must do all we can to protect Scotchman

March 21, 2017 at 5:00 am

I was dismayed to read in your paper that Clark Fork City Council voted against the proposal to designate Scotchman Peak a wilderness area. A wilderness designation would ensure the protection of this remarkable treasure for future generati...

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Theistic belief is not reliable deterrent against violence

March 21, 2017 at 5:00 am

Tim Knapp (Feb. 22, Daily Bee) denounces secular humanism because it does not embrace theism and it endorses an established scientific theory (erroneously referred to as “Darwinism”). Secular humanism promotes evidence-based (versus faith-b...

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Thank you, community, for supporting levy

March 21, 2017 at 5:00 am

On behalf of the Lake Pend Oreille School District, I would like to say thank you to our community for supporting our supplemental maintenance and operations levy. We are grateful for the trust and confidence you instill in us to educate th...

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There’s no doubt: Walls need to stay down

March 21, 2017 at 5:00 am

As I recall recent history the reminder of the “wall of shame” that was the Berlin Wall comes to mind, especially for the focal point it provided President Ronald Reagan in calling out for its removal. As we embark upon a fiscally impractic...

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